- 1.See if the cat is able to respond.
- 2.Check if the cat is still breathing.
- 3.Initiate chest compressions.
- 4.Perform rescue breathing.
- 5. Continue the CPR and rescue breathing as needed.
Keep up the rate of making 30 compressions for every 2 breaths of rescue breathing. If another person is available, ask them to call an emergency clinic or vet while you continue the procedure.
Performing CPR on a cat can be a mentally and physically draining experience for the cat. Even if you manage to get the cat breathing and their heart rate returns to normal, you should still take the cat to the doctor as soon as possible. This is due to the fact that CPR can be taxing on the cat’s body, resulting in internal damage that may not manifest for some time after the fact.
The ability to provide CPR to a feline is ultimately a crucial survival skill for pet owners and doctors alike. You can learn more about CPR for cats by attending a course on the subject or speaking with a veterinarian.